Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1979-01-10
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Promised Land, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Stagger Lee, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Passenger, Loser, The Music Never Stopped
Shakedown Street, I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', Dark Star-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Saint Stephen-> Around & Around, E: Johnny B. Goode
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|Dire Wolf* digi zap @|
|Looks Like Rain|
|The Music Never Stopped|
|I Need A Miracle|
|Around & Around|
|Johnny B Goode|
- 2015-01-11 01:12:20
- Uniondale, NY
- Run time
- <b>flac16/48kHz</b>; Cassette Audience Master Recorded By Dr Keith J. Gatto; Nakamichi CM-300 Electret Condenser Microphones -Sony TCD 158 Cassette Recorder; Location @ FOB; Analog to Digital Transfer by Keith Gatto: Cassette Master played back on Sony TC-158 SD to a "Unknown Model" DAT deck @ 48KHz; Original zero gen DAT played back on a Sony PCM R-500-Digital Audio Labs Carddeluxe-32 bit float 48KHz WAV; Editing(Adobe Audition 3.0)-Mastering & Processing(iZotope Ozone 6)-FLAC encodeing(dBpoweramp)-Tagging(Tag & Re-name); Digital Transfer,Editing & Processing performed in the 32 bit float digital domain By JW; This is a dithered 16 bit 48KHz file set
- Taped by
- Keith J. Gatto
- Transferred by
- Jim Wise & Keith J. Gatto
- Nassau Coliseum
Subject: Crispy Classic!
Subject: K & D acme
This show appears on many favorites lists and was a popular trade. The character of the B & P days remains, since there is no SBD. This was part of a stretch of make-up dates that's a strong tour anyway, but this show may be the best of Jan/Feb '79, and therefore the last great stand of Keith & Donna. It's also known for having the last Loser-Sweet Susie, the last St. Stephen for almost 5 years and a rare-period Dark Star. Nassau was one of the hallowed halls in Deaddom, with its parking lot scene and favorable percentage of killer shows, but these two shows were unusual in that they followed two at MSG, giving New York City 4 shows. The first set is uncommonly long, the second over 1:45, and with 23 songs the show seems packed enough. But enough of them are aces that the show ebbs and flows wonderfully as a whole. Fave-listed by both Blair J and Budnick (Relix), it's an AUD for true acolytes. Probably a hidden gem by today's standards. But damn, a matrix would sure be nice.
First Set. It's a little rickety gettin' goin' but X factor flashes soon with Dire Wolf and the show locks in. It's Saran wrap tight for Mama Tried and Mexicali has cool little extras. Tennessee is average and, seemingly aware, Jer works it until it floats. Donna is good on Looks Like Rain. Stagger Lee is draggy but with a great solo, ending with Bobby's Slide Practice™. El Paso is tight enough, but not sparky or standout, Row Jimmy is also draggy. The rest is another peak. Passenger is a little muffed, so Jer extends and takes it on quite the flight! Loser-SS is the final SS (out of the blue) and Bobby is great. It's a tad sluggish as well, but it's sudden tempo-up for Music Never Stopped - a big, arena rock version, and Donna is great here as well.
Second Set. Shakedown is tighter than usual and packed full of little bits. The Miracle is one of the best ever! The good Bertha starts brisk and loses tempo, without detracting (organic Dead). A solid Good Lovin' sets up for a rare Dark Star. They broke it out 10 days earlier (for the first time in over 4 years) and played another 10 days later. And these were the only three for a 7 year period (11/74 to 11/81). But this is the best in that entire era - though it's fairly straightforward, and there's just one verse. There's no thunder and darkness or excited Phil stuff, if that's a thing for you. But fear not, you'll get all that in the Dark Star-like Space. From St. Stephen on is also a peak. It appears right after two over NYE and then it was gone again for 4 years. I wouldn't say it's the tightest ever, but it's powerful. The two Berries sends the crowd into ecstasy; and no hoarse squelches from Bobby or screams from you know who.
1st Set: B
2nd Set: A-
Overall = 4½ stars HG
Dire Wolf - the show locks in
Mama Tried - lock & roll
Mexicali Blues - little extras
Looks Like Rain - Donna good
The Music Never Stopped - arena rock
Shakedown Street - packed with bits, a must-hear
I Need a Miracle - perfect
>Maybe a rote Wharf Rat, but really the whole 2nd set is a Dead highlight
SOURCES: There are 3 classic AUDs: a Gatto, a Wagner and a Cooper (which has a high amount of chatter). The 132236_aud_fob_nak_cm-300_gatto-wise is a 2015 update of the Keith Gatto. It has the most presence and best mastering (but a glitch in Dire Wolf and the last minute missing from Drums). The Bob Wagner was muffly but in 2011 it was pitch corrected and the Dolby deadening was EQd (wagner_miller_113114). The balance is still iffy in places but it's almost as good as the Gatto update and it has the complete Drums and a clean Dire Wolf.
Subject: Insane Shakedown
Subject: High Energy, Lots of Sublime Interplay
I'm biased toward this show, though. Not my first show, but my first night getting "experienced" as it were and they whipped out Dark Star. I literally thought I was hallucinating, and I was, but that was besides the point.
Listen to Jerry on I Need a Miracle, towards the end. Just amazing, subtle playing.
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